John Edward Kent, 51, of Pomona Park, Florida, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, after injuries from a helicopter accident. He was born in Orlando, Florida, to Robert and Marie Kent.
Johnny was a previous member of the Lake County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. He was a licensed helicopter pilot and instructor and a former lineman at Duke Energy. Johnny loved riding his Harley motorcycle. He was most happy when he was helping others and anyone he met became friends forever.
Johnny was known for his love of family, friends and the outdoors. He loved traveling with his beautiful wife, Brandi, and living life to its fullest.
He is survived by and lovingly remembered by his wife, Brandi Kent; daughters, Ranen Kent and Brooke Lowe; grandsons, William Lowe IV and Ashton Kent; father, Robert Kent; mother, Marie Kent; brothers, Jimmy Kent, Robert Kent and twin brother Charles Kent; along with countless nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and in-laws that number in the hundreds.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up at FallenLinemen.org (please put Johnny Kent in the comments section). A service will be held at noon Saturday, March 16, 2019, (with visitation from 11 a.m. to noon prior to service) at Hope International Church, 13806 State Road 33, Groveland, FL 34736, with Pastor Tommy Cook officiating.
Online condolences may be left at purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.